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Old 09-04-13, 08:21 PM   #1
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I bought an IS350 today. It was kind of an impulse buy. I was planning on getting an Audi Q5, but I guess I'm still keeping it JDM.

It's main purpose is to be my daily driver. My other car is a 510whp/430lb-ft Evo X. Built motor running on 93 pump & FP Black. I have been daily driving it for the past 5 months since I sold my Prelude beater. I love my car as it is very fast and handles amazingly, but driving something so rough, loud, and fast every day can become tiresome. It's hard to park in the city, it attracts unwanted attention, and it's my baby.

So I'll be "lightly" modifying this Lexus. A lip kit, some wheels, coilovers or springs, and some little things here and there. I'm not really into the stance scene, so I'm not going that route. I think the overall performance is a bit sloppy, but I wasn't really expecting it to be anything like an Evo from the get-go. But that's why I bought it.

I do have a lot of questions about what parts to get, so I'll be scouring these forums and asking here.

Here's a pic of the stock Lexus and a few of my other car.

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Old 09-04-13, 08:24 PM   #2
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Nice Evo...welcome to the fun club...looking forward to seeing you modding the IS.
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Sweet Evo X. Looking forward to see what you'll do to the IS.
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Old 09-04-13, 08:33 PM   #4
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Nasty X man welcome to the club.
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Welcome to the forum. Your Evo looks mean! What exhaust is on your IS?
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Old 09-05-13, 11:45 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure it's just stock.

The rotors are drilled, though. I know that's not stock. I'm not a big fan of them either.
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Old 09-05-13, 11:48 AM   #7
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nice evo! i can see why you wouldn't want to park on the street!
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Nah thats not a stock exhaust looks like a catback.
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Nah thats not a stock exhaust looks like a catback.
lol really? How quiet is a IS350? I thought this was just how it sounded. I'll have to look under the car later.
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Welcome! Your car also looks like it has negative camber in the rear? Maybe just pic angle though?
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lol really? How quiet is a IS350? I thought this was just how it sounded. I'll have to look under the car later.
Pretty quiet lol

This is a stock exhaust

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Thank God. I thought it was going to be another plastdipped, teal blue, sticker bombed IS. This will be in the right hands. Nice Evo!
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Welcome! Your car also looks like it has negative camber in the rear? Maybe just pic angle though?
No, it's like that lol. Maybe this car used to be herrafrush? I should look for scraping on the underside.

I looked at the exhaust. It's Tanabe. I like it a lot! When I test drove it the sound did surprise me. I thought Lexus were super quiet. This exhaust has some grunt, but no drone and isn't very loud.
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Pretty quiet lol

This is a stock exhaust

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Ahhh ok thanks
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No, it's like that lol. Maybe this car used to be herrafrush? I should look for scraping on the underside.

I looked at the exhaust. It's Tanabe. I like it a lot! When I test drove it the sound did surprise me. I thought Lexus were super quiet. This exhaust has some grunt, but no drone and isn't very loud.
You mean hellaflush? lol

There is NO sound with my stock exhaust

I love the photo of your evoX engine bay, its beautiful!
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